Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday Milestones


Because of my schedule, I was forced to get very creative last week with my meal planning and packing.  Thankfully, since I put in the time to get organized, I stayed on my eating plan without cheating.  I set my exercise goal a little lower last week at just three workouts, but I did meet my goal. 

I lost three pounds last week, and that brings my total to 31 pounds in ten weeks. 

I’ll be lucky to get in two workouts this week, and I’m not going to beat myself up about that.  Sometimes life just gets in the way.  However, my biggest goal this week is to resist the temptation of Easter candy (Hello, Cadbury egg!).  On Sunday we are eating Easter dinner with some dear friends who are on a similar eating plan, so it will be easy to have my normal low-fat/low-calorie meal.  Misery loves company!  Just kidding!  (kind of…..)

In all seriousness, I have truly enjoyed the foods that I have been eating over the last weeks.  I get comfortably full without that I-wish-I-hadn’t-eaten-that feeling.  And there is something really satisfying to me about chopping up lots of veggies and fruits for the week, knowing that I am filling my body with essential nutrients and vitamins. 

Still, it’s going to be hard for me when I watch Todd eat spiral ham, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, rolls, and coconut cake for Easter dinner.  I know that there will come a day when I can slowly incorporate “real” food back into my diet, in moderation.  However, for now I am in the weight-loss phase and that requires much more determination.  And that’s not easy for a Paula Deen lovin’ Food Network junkie who recreationally reads cookbooks just for fun. 

1 comment:

Mimi said...

I'm so proud of you! My weight loss is so much slower, but I'm sticking to're my role model! I spent a couple of hours reading "Cooking With Paula Deen" Jan./Feb.,'09 issue today and probably copied 20 recipes--only a couple of which I can actually eat now. But I do look forward to the day when I can (in moderation) and enjoy then guiltfree.